TALK OF THE TOWN is a bull of a horse, as can be seen on this Chase Liebenberg photo taken at the VAR stallion’s introduction day on Thursday.

“He was well received,” said Pippa Mickleburgh of Avontuur Stud. “The VAR syndicate members will be supporting him as a ‘replacement’ for his own sire, if that is the right way of putting it, and there are further shares available to which we have had several commitments. He will be the only son of VAR at stud, he is a beautiful specimen.

We know it won’t be easy to market him, but he will have Avontuur’s full support to start. He will stand at R7,000 at live foal from this season , but the invoice will only be raised in 2022, to help our fellow-breeders with extra time to pay. This is not a proposal you will find elsewhere.”

Pic: Chase Liebenberg.